In FX’s animated series “The Bear,” Jermey Allen White stars as a culinary prodigy who chooses to put his expertise gained at the nation’s finest restaurant into a deli to save it from bankruptcy. His portrayal of Carmy, an intense and disgruntled but overall charming chef, won immediate acclaim for offering a genuinely refreshing look at the far from glamorous life of the restaurant world.
There is one thing, however, that White felt wasn’t necessarily realistic. During an appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” last week, the actor reveals his shiny locks (my words, not his) would have been tucked under a hairnet if they were operating in a real kitchen.
“I thought it looked good on the show, but it’s weird, a lot of people are screaming – and they’re not wrong – that I should have worn a cap,” he told Meyers. “I should have worn something because so much of Carmy’s hair is probably in all those sandwiches.”
A hair cap might have added an extra layer of authenticity, but the show’s creators were smart not to hide her swoon-worthy curls. After all, White’s character became the face of an entire “sexy chef” movement after the show premiered last month. With his skintight t-shirts, lake blue eyes, expert meat handling (and yes, that hair), White’s role as Carmy propelled the “Shameless” actor to another rung of idol status. .
Luckily, White’s hairstylist Jen Ortiz doesn’t believe in keeping her best hair-care secrets. Following the star’s “Late Night” appearance, she took to Instagram to share exactly how she achieves the perfectly tousled hair we all can’t get enough of.
Check out the products she uses below:
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Ortiz says she starts by spraying White’s hair with this lightweight sea salt spray to add texture and volume. Using the spray’s soft handle, she uses her fingers to make face-framing curls.
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She then applies this hydrating hair oil to White’s ends for a soft shine.
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Authentic Beauty Concept modeling cream
To heal her tousled hair, Ortiz says she adds this styling cream that provides her with medium hold to brush strands of White’s hair into place with a wide-tooth comb.
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